“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
― Stephen King,
We’re back from holiday, pumpkins, and we came home to fall! Break out the cashmere and boots, I’m ready for it!
I’ve been catching up on New York Fashion Week coverage, trying to unpack (ha!), and generally reawakening to the world. Thereafter scurrying back undercover in some instances. I’ve also been putting in some time on a personal project which will probably not ever appear here on the blog, but which I’m finding very satisfying–even though it’s cutting into the post-holiday-relaxation-haze I was enjoying.
This weekend I’m hopping to drop into a street festival, pop into some charity, consignment, or vintage shops, and possibly deep clean the house to tick off one of my 101/1001 goals. I might just end up sleeping, however! Let me know what you’re getting up to this weekend in the comments.
Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote an incredible piece for The Atlantic. Read it.
Here’s a needle scratch. L’Oreal hires transgender WOC Munroe Bergdorf to be a face of diversity within their brand. She criticizes systemic racism and challenges white people to consider how their inherent privileges have been built at the expense of people of color, and she’s fired for it. Because marketplace feminism and activism are more comfortable than the real thing (a Bitch Media cofounder has a great thread on this).
Rhianna’s beauty line has dropped and the campaign at least is gorgeous. X has done the early testing work as I’m on a strict financial diet when it comes to beauty at the moment…but I am tempted.
This was a poignant piece on male loneliness, why it’s not discussed more, and why it needs to be.
More fun things to stress about, our food is getting significantly less nutritious than it used to be and (yes) climate change may play a role.
Holy crap. Facebook’s reluctance to let people look at its inner workings becomes a bit more clear.
“It was never about the policies anyway, it was about who rules. Who has power. Whose voice is heard.”
Glossier dropped another launch.
Album of last week: Taya, by Taya
Album of this week: The Laughing Apple, by Yusuf and Cat Stevens